Looking for the meaning in your innovative idea? Connect early and often with potential customers. We help you get outside our university walls and explore your how your idea will be valued in the world.

Want to connect with industry partners to help grow your idea? The URI Business Engagement Center can help you understand your customers and markets better through its joint research projects, partnerships, and network of external resources.

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Do you need help with your innovative new technology?

URI Ventures can help you protect your invention and explore commercialization potentialURI Ventures logo

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Need a connection to a local manufacturer?

Contact Polaris MEP – they’re right here on campus!Polaris MEP logo

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Rhode Island Small Business Development Center @ URI

The RISBDC @ URI provides no-charge counseling to Rhode Island small businesses and will help prepare you to apply for loans to move your business to the next level.

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University of Rhode Island’s Business Engagement Center

Your Portal to a URI Partnership.

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